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MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
afghanistan will meet with president obama of the white house. when to keep u.s. troops in afghanistan when their mission comes to an end, and if so, how many. it's an issue senator lindsey graham says is key to america's success in the region. >> the possible solutions have a small footprint left behind in afghanistan where they become sitting ducks and it will lead to failure. we've fought too hard, too long to not get things right. his decision about a 2014 force will affect national security for decades. i'd like to support the president if it's a robust number. tha thanh, good evening your time. karzai has a key role in the status of the troops in the region. what is that exactly? >> reporter: alex, a lot of what's going to happen here in afghanistan post-2014 may hinge on this notion of immunity and president karzai and what he decides to do with that. that immunity would basically give legal protection for whatever force is left behind here in afghanistan, and it would give legal protection for those troops in the event they break local law. it's a big deal because the u.s. decided n
FOX News
Jan 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
. as president obama obama weighs several ons for our exit from that country, it now seem at least some troops may stay behind. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details. >> fox news has learned the white house is not considering any option that would leave more than 10,000 american troops in afghanistan beyond 2014. according to at senior administration official. despite reports the white house was considering plans to leave a much larger footprint after the deadline for handing over security to the afghans. earlier this week general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, provided three options to the pentagon for a post 2014 force. none of them, quote, went north of 10,000 troops according to the administration official. >> the 10,000 limit really suggests the administration is trying to hold down the numbers. right now the midwest likely final figure will be about 6,000. it gives us a special operating direct axle meant, probably the use of drones for drone strikes. maybe two bases in eastern afghanistan and a small headquarters element in kabul. >> the final decision on troop levels rests with the president. general allen remains the subject of an investigation into whether h
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
democracy? first though president obama back at the white house fresh off the hawaiian family vacation facing a fresh fiscal fight with republicans, even as he and his family return to from hawaii. republicans were firing new shots on the sunday morning talk shots in the battle over raising the nation's debt limit. >> if you raise the debt ceiling by a dollar, you should cut spending by a dollar. that is the way to go forward. >> dealt with the revenue issue. now the question is will the president lead? you know why should we have to be bringing him to the table? why isn't he leading us in the direction of beginning to solve our long-term debt and deficit problem? it's perplexing to me that the president of the united states, elected to lead the country, is so reluctant to engage on the most important issue confronting our future. >> nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander joins us live now. pete, the president has been pretty adamant here in the past saying that he will not compromise over raising the debt ceiling and that reducing the deficit has to include some sort of ba
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
with president obama at the white house. former chair of the house foreign affairs committee, ileana ros-lehtinen joins us to talk about what to expect from the talks. thanks for joining us. good to see you. >> thanks for the invitation. >> what do you expect to come from the talks? >> i hope not only talk about how many forces will stay in country but some of the ongoing systemic problems in afghanistan. primarily number one corruption. that has been an ongoing problem with the karzai government from day one and also the iranian influence. karzai could be seen now as a conduit in afghanistan as a financial center for are iran to use afghanistan in order to circumvent financial international sanctions and karzai's attemp attempt to cozo the taliban and his attempt at reconciliation could liberate extremist militants that could pose a dangerous threat to u.s. forces there and our nato allies. so there are many unanswered questions that i hope go far beyond how many troops are there. right now we have about 65,000. will we go to 10, 20? how long will be stay there? what will be the mis
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
them to the white house. >> jamie: clearly to get back to work. health insurance companies across the country are seeking large increases in premiums for some of their customers. and in some case, they are getting them, despite the obama administration's new health care law, one of the main goals of which was to stem the rapid rise of insurance costs for consumers peter dec has more. >> reporter: dave jones, the california commissioner, says that rates are going up because of what he calls a huge loophole in the affordable care act, more commonly known as obamacare. it says that insurance companies cannot raise premiums more than 10%, unless it's approved by a rate review program. but in california, anthem blue cross says they want to raise premiums 26% for some policy holders. aetna wants to raise them 22% and blue sheefld california wants to raise them 20%. you see, california cannot forbid insurers from jacking their rates up of the the folks who will be most hurt are the one who is buy coverage on their own and don't get it through work because people covered by employer-based pol
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
someday it wouldn't be an interesting thing to do. to do not just the satire of the white house that you get on "saturday night live" but you know to do -- >> having to do with a major terrorist attack. >> to d the obama story while obama is in office. >> which is what we did -- >> it takes a lot of balls to do that. >> i remember looking at it and it was very much exploring the area of the women and all that kind of stuff. i was aware that this was such -- because you're now dealing not just with facts but mythology and the american psyche and what kenly represents an what -- going into the darker side of camelot could do and what it could open up, and i just thought this is too much for me. also it has to be handled, i didn't think that -- every project like that this is been around that i've come across, i don't think anyone has been able to handle it in a way that i would feel comfortable getting involved in. you have to be aware you're opening up a massive can of worms there for someone to get into that and all the ramifications of it. the idea of people in high-ranking positions an
CW
Jan 5, 2013 9:30pm CST
later in sports. >>> president obama is expected to nominate former senator chuck hagel to be the secretary of defense. the white house says that the president has not formally offered the job to hagel, a vietnam veteran but an announcement could come on monday. hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska who harshly criticized the wars in afghanistan and iraq. his confirmation hearing is expected to be con tenseious -- con tentious. the senator has made controversial comments that have upset both sides of the aisle. >>> the fiscal cliff suspension is over and now the lines are drawn for the battle or -- over the debt ceiling. >> add -- as i sad earlier this week one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the bill for a tab they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the government the about -- ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences could be catastrophic. >> speaking for the republicans today michigan congressman davecamp faulted the president and congressional democrats for not working hard enough to incorporate meaningful
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
factor. presidents karzai and obama will meet at the white house to discuss troop levels and the wish list of military equipment karzai is bringing to washington next week. >> extreme weather alert the east coast is gearing up for unseason bring warm temperatures ahead. the mercury expected to climb more than ten degrees higher-than-normal. a mild storm is moving across new england creating a possibility of snow. a rainstorm is over california and that could pose problems for the southern plains later in the week. >>gregg: hockey is back. it took four months and a marathon negotiating session to put the skates back on the ice. this morning, the nhl and the players agreed on a tentative deal to end the 113-day lock out and save what is left of the season. now schedules issuing including the length of the season need to be worked out. >> the coast guard has been working trying to move an oil rig that is stranded off of alaska. coming up, how a salvage team is planning to get it back to safety. >>gregg: swimmers attempt to escape from alcatraz, the race to the frigid and shark infested w
FOX
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
family boarded marine one to head back to the white house. president obama will be busy preparing for his inauguration but district of columbia officials predict there will be far fewer people attending this swearing in ceremony than his first one in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the national mall to see the historic event. this time, close to 800,000 people are expected to attend the swearing in ceremony at the steps of the capitol on monday, january 21st. >>> some insurance premiums are going to go up by more than 25% in california, despite the new healthcare law. the new york times reports blue cross is proposing increasing premiums by 26% in california for some policyholders. aetna is raising premiums by 22%, and blue shield of california plans a 20% increase. 37 states have legislation that allows regulators to roll back those rates that are deemed excessive, but california does not. >>> a bone marrow drive will be held today for a bay area mother of three battling a rare form of lymphoma. family members say the woman desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. and in
NBC
Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
juvenile court next month. >>> president obama is expected to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel for defense secretary early next week. according to nbc news, the white house is aware hagel's nomination could set up a confirmation fight, some conservatives and pro-israel
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 12:00am PST
with your stories and your stugles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired about the work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> that's president obama delivering his victory speech on election night. the race wasn't even close, despite the poor state of the american economy. maybe mitt romney never had a chance. his fellow contenders feasted on one of their own during the primaries. isn't the american way that if somebody gives you a smack on the nose you eventually have to smack them back. isn't it time now for you to accept that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the old gingrich fist out and gave romney a good old smack? >> harry truman in his great re-election campaign when he was so far behind that gallup quit taking polls in mid september, went after dewey and crowds would yell out give him hell, harry. and he yelled back, no, i just tell the truth and it hurts like hell. i think romney's record is so bad, he's clearly a moderate, he's done so many things th
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am PST
over raising the debt ceiling. as president obama returned to washington from hawaii the senate republican leader ruled out raising tax revenues and said the white house should start working with congress immediately to cut spending. the kentucky republican would not rule out shutting down the government. >> it is a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem in the future and that is our excessive spending. >> peter alexander standing by. besides the looming battle to lift the debt ceiling the president faces a series of other fights. immigration reform. we hear president obama is ready to take up gun control. what more can you tell us about gun control specifically? >> reporter: the president has his hands full with a series of challenges. now that gun control issue is one that certainly is going to rear its head in the days and weeks ahead. the washington post reported that the administration's plan as a result of this working group being led by the vice president isng
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 8:15am EST
in wall street and industry? >> guest: well, look, first of all, let's not say if obama lets it happen. there are a bunch of people in washington who are involved in this, the congress is involved along with the white house. democrats and republicans both have a role to play in whether we resolve this problem or not. the fact that we've let it get to this extent, the fact that we are leaving the american people exposed to the risks associated with the fiscal cliff because they couldn't deal with these problems on time early enough or with any foresight is a national scandal, and i think it warrants the outrage that it's generated. but having said that, um, you know, the fiscal cliff is a correctable problem. you go over the cliff and, yes, the consequences could be 3-4% of gdp growth just by contracting government spending due to automatic cuts by, say, 6 or $700 billion. but the day of after that the market's going to fall 7 or 800 points, and it may be that it falls 7 or 800 points the day before. washington will get the message, they'll fix it. what i fear and what i think is
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
talking about the fiscal cliff agreement from the white house briefing room. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can afford right now is to pay an extra $2,000 in taxes next year. middle-class families cannot afford it, businesses cannot afford it, our economy cannot afford it. today, it appears an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. but it is not done. there are still issues left to resolve b
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00am PST
. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . >>> president obama is expected to nominate chuck hagel, a former republican senator and vietnam vet, to be his next secretary of defense, a nice bipartisan gesture, right? you'd be wrong. a number of republicans and a sprinkling of democrats are underenthused. hagel has bucked his party on several issues, many of them dealing with war and keeping the peace. he opposed the 2007 bush announcement of a u.s. troop surge in iraq with gasp-inducing rhetoric. >> i think this speech given last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> as senator haig el also voted against sanctions on iran, a country dedicated to israel's extinction. instead he favored direct negotiations, viewpoints not at odds with but to the left of president obama. hagel also supported negotiations with hamas, a u.s.-designated terrorist group, and h
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 5:00am PST
started? good morning, i'm melissa harris perry. president obama will move forward with one eye on the political moment of the day and the other on the political legacy of a lifetime. when the time comes to hand over the keys to the white house to the successor, so too, will the president hand over his role as the head of the democratic party. jefferson, lincoln, roosevelt and reagan left behind empowered coalition without the charismatic leader who helped forge the original alliances. president obama's obligation is to ensure a democratic party strong enough to stand on its own after he's no longer there to support it. quite frankly, without the president to lean on, the democrats are looking wobbly at the moment. right now, the democratic party is basking in a residual warm and fuzzy left over in the wake of the president's re-election. in november, 51% of rerespond t rerespondents gave the democratic party a favorable rating compared to 40% of the gop. it's only temporary. before the election, you have to go back to the summer of 2009 to find a time when americans weren't just as di
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 3:00am PST
chronicles in his book are the struggles he had with the white house while he was in charge in kabul. there were apparently major disagreement about how many troops should be sent to war, the beginning of the obama administration and mcchrystal rights that military leaders wanted 30,000, and the president approved 17,000 and 4,000 more added, but only after what sounds like, in this book, some very intense back and forth between the two sides about, with obviously different views how to do the insurgency, back to you in new york. >> tucker: not allowed to make fun of the president's friends apparently. >> thank you peter. finish reading team arrival, i've sure you read it a while ago, the lynn done biography and i think of general mcclellan, calling-- in the press talking out loud, making fun of lincoln and calling him a gorilla, and water off the duck back, calling me a gorilla. >> alisyn: hannity-- make sure to see hannity, general mcchrystal will be there, and had a lot to say. tell you what else is happening, there was another deadly shooting in aurora, colorado, this time a gunm
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
with the obama campaign or the obama administration? >> well, in 2008, on the obama campaign, i was the first videographer, something i carry ied into the first two years in the white house. the last cycle, i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house. i worked in the new and strange murky world of super packs and pacs and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008. how were you hooked up with the president? >> well, you know, there was an ad on craig's list -- no, that's not the case. there was a place of right place, right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's a more normal path into politics, as much as i was interested, i was a fiction filmmaker, not first on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate about politics and wanted to get involved, brought me in, and then i hit it off with the senator and traveled, you know, inside the bubble. >> how long did you do anything? was it 24/7 for you for awhile? >> you know, especially in -- on the campaign, it really felt like 24/7. i was living in chicago, but i was
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
-term deficit. >> and new today politico is reporting that president obama has settled on former republican senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. an announcement is expected on this tomorrow. >>> let's go right to the white house, where the first family arrived less than an hour ago now, like 30 minutes ago. and the president has at least three big things waiting for him. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander is joining me live. peter, good sunday to you. let's first hear more about his reported pick for defense
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